Weather in Costa Rica in January

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January is a hot and very dry time for sunbathing in Costa Rica. January is an excellent month for swimming in Costa Rica with very warm sea temperatures. Consider visiting Costa Rica in the months of January, February, March, April, for the best beach weather. Also consider one of our other suggestions for January.

Temperature in Costa Rica in January

The average maximum temperature in Costa Rica in January is 32°. The average maximum temperature is 31° in the previous month and 32° in the next month.

The average temperature in Costa Rica in January is 27°. The average temperature ranges is 26° in the previous month and 27° in the next month.

The average minimum temperature in Costa Rica in January is 22°. The minimum temperature is 22° in the previous month and 22° in the next month.

Sunshine in Costa Rica in January

The average day light hours per day in Costa Rica in January are 11.6 and there are 7.6 hours of sunshine per day on average during January making it a quite sunny month with some cloud cover.

The ultraviolet index in Costa Rica in January is typically 11.4 during January. An ultraviolet index reading above 11 indicates an extreme risk of harm from unprotected sun exposure. Unprotected skin risks burning in less than 10 minutes. Take all precautions because unprotected skin and eyes can burn in minutes. Tanning will be safest before 10am and after 4pm but only with a good application of sun screen. For those with sensitive skin stay in the shade and wear protective clothing, a wide-brimmed hat, and UV-blocking sunglasses. Generously apply broad spectrum SPF 30+ sunscreen every 2 hours, even on cloudy days. Watch out for relections from water that may increase ultraviolet exposure.

Sea Temperature in Costa Rica in January

The average sea water temperature in Costa Rica in January is 27.6° which is very warm and ideal for relaxing and swimming for the whole day.

Rainfall in Costa Rica in January

The average total rainfall in Costa Rica in January is 1.7cm and on average there are 2.8 rainy days in January making it a very dry time to visit the beach.

Humidity in Costa Rica in January

The maximum dew point (an indicator of humidity) in Costa Rica in January is 20° which is somewhat uncomfortable for most people in cities but fine on a beach. The dew point is 21° in the previous month and 20° in the next month.

The average maximum relative humidity in Costa Rica in January is typically 80.7%. The maximum relative humidity is 86.8% in the previous month and 78.4% in the next month.

The average relative humidity in Costa Rica in January is typically 58.8%. The average relative humidity is 65.4% in the previous month and 55.4% in the next month.

Wind Speed in Costa Rica in January

The average maximum wind speed in Costa Rica in January is typically 30kmh. The average maximum wind speed is 25kmh in the previous month and 31kmh in the next month.

The average wind speed in Costa Rica in January is typically 16kmh. The average wind speed is 12kmh in the previous month and 17kmh in the next month.

The average wind direction in Costa Rica in January is from the East-Southeast.

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